Religion: It's Christmas Time

December 10, 2013


In his book The Case For Christ, Lee Strobel questions many theologians, including the four that will be quoted for reliable proofs that Jesus is who the Bible says He is.You see, Lee was an atheist. After careful investigation and examination of the facts, Lee concluded that the overwhelming evidence (that Jesus is who the Bible says He is) demanded he accept it as truth.  Consequently, he became a Christian.

Lions make big donation to Little Angels

December 4, 2013


The Lucerne Valley Lions Club recently contributed $3,000 to the Little Angels Christian Fund, a local non-profit organization that provides clothing to needy children.

Little Angels was founded nine years ago by Mark James, a Sheriff’s deputy out of the Victorville Station.

While working patrol, James met a poor man with six small children all living in a motel. The man’s brother and sister-in-law had just died in a car accident and he had custody of all their children.

Recent storm kicks off local ski season

December 4, 2013

Staff Report

BIG BEAR • The recent storm not only dumped rain on Lucerne Valley, but the mountain snow helped kick off the local ski season in Big Bear and Wrightwood.

Bear Mountain reported 6- to-12 inches of machine-groomed hard park. Snow coverage was regarded as fair on the open runs with lift hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At Snow Summit, runs will have most likely have terrain for all abilities open Friday, Dec. 6 including Summit Run and the beginners area, according to their website.

Mutual water in Lucerne Valley, part 1

December 4, 2013

By Richard Selby

Living in the desert brings about challenges that city living makes easy and one of those challenges is the sustainability of safe drinking water.

If you live in Orange or Los Angeles counties or in the greater Inland Empire you most likely rely on potable water being delivered directly to your taps via a water purveyor utility. As long as you pay your water bill, you can always rely on the water being there when you turn the tap on.

CAL FIRE: Burn restrictions lifted

December 4, 2013


SAN BERNARDINO • Last week, officials from the San Bernardino Unit of CAL FIRE lifted the special burn suspension in the mountain and valley areas located within the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District of San Bernardino County.

“Outdoor burning will once again be allowed until weather conditions require the burn suspension to be reinstituted,” Fire Prevention Battalion Chief Preston Fouts said.

Sheriff's Blotter 12-4-13

December 4, 2013

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY: On Oct. 7 at 2:17 p.m., a Spinel Road resident reported someone broke into his home and stole a safe and children’s clothing.

DISTURBANCE: On Oct. 5 at 6:33 p.m., a Palomar resident reported her brother told her he wanted to slit her throat. A deputy helped to calm the siblings.

NEIGHBOR DISPUTE: On Oct. 5 at 1:46 p.m., a Spinel Road resident reported an ongoing dispute with a neighbor about a common fence.

DISTURBANCE: On Oct.. 4 at 6:10 p.m., a Buena Vista Road resident reported a disturbance.


This Week in History: December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

50 years ago (December 5, 1963):
--Boy Scout Troop 150 paid tribute to Theodore P. Owen with a plaque of appreciation for his 40 years of involvement in scouting.
--United States Day prompted an essay contest sponsored by the local PTA. Three students from Lucerne Valley each won $10 for their entries. The winners were Lilli Ann Owen, Jim Racobs, and Mark Sloan.
--Shopping: Filet Mignon was on sale for $1.79 per pound at Leo’s Super Market.
--Weather: December 3, 1963 high temperature was 69, with a low of 32.
25 years ago (December 7, 1988):


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